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JRT Productions
4.8
from 14 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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Really awesome writer. Experienced but not conceited. She is a true natural. Knows how to put words together, has a lot of great experience. Must useher again!!! recommend

Freelance Writer
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Linnea D.
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Linda Lowen is a tireless and endlessly supportive champion for writers! She is both encouraging and cooperative, working with you to either bring out your best writing, or translating your words into the eloquent words and statements your heart is yearning to express!! She is priceless to your process!!

Kevin Wesley
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 years in business
Big Hype M.
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I have used Kevin for a handful of content writing projects. Kevin is reliable and writes great content. I often edit the projects that I receive from other writers that I use, but with Kevin I have very few changes. He understands my needs and creates the content I am looking for. I enjoy working with Kevin and find him reliable and easy to communicate with.

Jennifer P.
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Working with Georgia is a unique experience. She's an outstanding editor, who works with love, and very careful attention to detail, craft, and each writer's individual potential. Very professional, and extremely well vetted by years of experience, awards, and her own publications. I would completely trust Georgia with my project, either on the page, or in the classroom.

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I write. I edit. Anything (mostly). With over 40 years experience as a journalist, newsroom leader, opinion shaper, public relations and public affairs expert, I'm a language lover and an expert at refining jargon, gibberish and garble into readable, cogent communications. Need a plan? I do that, too, with an acute ability to peek just over the horizon to see what's coming at you. As a journalist, I've covered the mundane to catastrophes and edited much of the same. As communications counsel for a global ad agency, I've developed and planned communications strategies for Fortune 50 leaders. I've developed and led corporate media training programs. The single, outstanding trait marking my work is that I know how to identify what the story is and tell it in compelling fashion. Nearly as important, I'm affable, flexible and a good work partner.

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I can ghostwrite, edit, and generally help you with your writing for a reasonable price. I have a double bachelor's degree in creative writing and cinema and screen studies and a postgrad certificate in comic scriptwriting.

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I am a former creative VP looking for freelance or part-time work as a writer, editor, or marketing assistant. I have experience in writing advertising materials such as Web copy, blogs, print ads, etc. as well as editing an existing copy to make it "pop" and reach your targeted audience. I can handle any job, no matter the size. Whether it be coming up with a slogan and marketing materials for your new startup, writing articles about your business for publication in local/national media, or updating blogs for your business, I can handle it.

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How do you hire a good grant writer?

Grants are available to nonprofit organizations, for-profit businesses that qualify for government grants, and individuals who qualify for foundation or government grants. Hiring a good grant writer can help you gain funding in your chosen field. According to the American Grant Writers’ Association, grant writers can help you research potential grant opportunities; write grant proposals, create budgets, and build budget narratives; review written materials before you submit; prepare a business plan; analyze your organization for grant competitive qualities; prepare research grants; help with 501(c)(3) applications for nonprofits; and more. Investing in the right grant writer could result in a financial win for your organization. Generally no licenses or certificates are required to be a good grant writer, but you may want to find a grant writer who has been certified (not just received a certificate of completion) by a reputable organization such as the Grant Professionals Certification Institute. Qualities to look for in a good grant writer include:

  • Proven success writing winning grants, especially in your target area.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong math skills and demonstrated proficiency with budgeting.
  • Careful attention to detail — brilliant grant proposals may be rejected just for formatting errors, so you want someone who follows instructions explicitly.
  • Expertise in your target area.
  • Punctuality and good communication skills.

How much does a grant writer cost?

Hiring a grant writer can give you a competitive edge when applying for financial grants for your business or nonprofit organization, or as an individual. The cost to hire a grant writer can vary depending on their academic background, areas of expertise, previous grant writing success and years of experience. According to the Grant Professionals Association, grant writers should be paid hourly or by flat fee. It is unethical for a grant writer to accept a commission or percentage compensation of grant monies received. They can, however, be awarded bonuses in line with the hiring company’s prevailing practices. Here are some examples of average grant writing fees:

  • Hourly rate for grant writers with less experience or fewer grants awarded: $25-$35 per hour.
  • Hourly rate for grant writers with some degree of success: $35-$75 per hour.
  • Hourly rate for grant writers with proven success winning large grants: $75-$150 or more per hour.
  • For a smaller grant, the writer may charge a flat fee of $200-$500 for preparation and submission.  

Pricing may also vary based on the complexity of the grant application. A federal grant that requires pages of research, budgets and a business plan may take more than 30 hours to prepare. For a high-level grant writer who charges $100 per hour, this means $3,000 or more in grant writing fees.

Most grant writers will provide you with a total cost estimate before agreeing to the work. You may be required to pay a deposit up front, or the grant writer may work from a retainer. Often, seasoned grant writers pay for themselves in the long run by writing successful grants.

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